What are Boulder Problems?

A woman walking towards a boulder problem

When you first head to a bouldering gym or area, you will often hear the term ‘boulder problem’. Don’t be alarmed, you are perfectly safe! There is no danger. All it means is that you have stumbled upon a bouldering route. Let’s get down to the nitty-gritty, what is a boulder problem? Simply put, it … Read more

How to Overcome Fear of Heights When Bouldering

A woman sat on a rock overcoming fear of heights

Overcoming a fear of heights when bouldering is no easy feat. At the end of the day, many people who suffer from acrophobia (extreme or irrational fear of heights) do not have the ultimate control over this. Nevertheless, it is our duty to give you some tips in order to help you overcome this, whilst … Read more

Bouldering Calluses: How to Take Care of Your Hands

Bouldering calluses on hands

Taking care of bouldering calluses is an essential part of your hand care routine as a boulderer or climber. If you leave them to abandon, the dreaded flapper could appear and your day and possibly week will be ruined. How do you take care of your hands? See some essential steps below. Bouldering Calluses: What … Read more

What is Bouldering? The Beginner’s Guide

A woman chalking up whilst bouldering

If you are new to the sport, it is fair to ask ‘what is bouldering?’ The answer is a simple one. It is rock climbing stripped down. It is just you and the wall. There are no ropes or harness involved. You simply climb a problem (a short sequence of moves) and that is it. … Read more

What to Wear Bouldering

A man bouldering in flip flops

When it comes to what to wear bouldering inside, there are lots of options. However, there are some things you should wear and some you shouldn’t! In the following paragraphs, we will detail some of the most obvious to the most obscure options. What to Wear Bouldering Inside As you can imagine what you wear … Read more

A Brief History of Bouldering

A bouldering rock

The history of bouldering is intertwined with rock climbing and that is mainly due to the fact that it is an offshoot of a subcategory of the sport. Originally seen as a way to play around or train for the big wall climbs it wasn’t taken seriously as it’s own discipline. Things changed in the … Read more

Tips for Bouldering Indoors

A woman bouldering inside at a gym

When it comes to climbing as a sport, bouldering indoors is perhaps the easiest way to go about it. It is certainly the most accessible form and requires the least amount of equipment. Originally, bouldering was seen as a way for training for roped climbing, however, over time it developed into its own style and … Read more

Tips for Starting Bouldering Outdoors

A woman bouldering outdoors

Many of you may have trepidations on knowing how to start bouldering outdoors. There are lots of things you have to consider, however, it isn’t all that difficult and is a fantastic way to truly enjoy the sport. Of course, inside has its place, yet the feeling of real rock underneath your fingers in indescribable. … Read more

Bouldering Terms

Bouldering holds

What are the bouldering terms you should know? Although you think you can speak English, boulderers tend to have their own lingo that could leave you lost at sea as soon as they start speaking. In the following article, we’ll give you the complete lowdown. Essential Bouldering Terms You Should Know Ok. So we will … Read more